Porto: Coffee Shop Majestic an Icon of the Belle Epoque

Porto: Cafe Majestic

The Coffee shop Majestic located in Rua de Santa Catarina N ° 122, opened its doors in 1921 with the name of “Elite”. It was designed by architect Joao Queirós inspired by the work of maestro Marques da Silva. At its inauguration attended all the personalities of the political and artistic world

Coffee shop majestic - porto

Art Deco in Porto

In 1922, the name was changed to the current one. Art Deco style was one of the most luxurious places in Oporto. The marble facade is adorned with plant motifs of sinuous shapes. A trio of charming columns marks the facade.
 In the upper part a pediment crowns the decoration with the Majestic’s initials. On the sides there are two representations of children who, amusing, invite the passer-by to enter.

Coffee shop majestic - porto


In 1965, Cafe Majestic decline began until 1983 when it was declared a cultural and historical patrimony of the city. It was restored and reopened in 1994. In 2011, it was considered the sixth most beautiful cafe in the world

Coffee shop majestic - porto

The Coffee shop Majestic achieved another type of notoriety for being usual place of the writer J. K. Rowling. Apparently several chapters of the Harry Potter saga are written in this place

Coffee shop majestic - porto

Emblematic Place

Coffee shop Majestic is one of the emblematic places if you visit Porto, together with the Bookshop Lelio

 

Coffee shop majestic - porto

Lisbon- Porto  Useful information

Porto is north of Portugal about 200 miles from Lisbon. And about three hours by train

How to get there: From USA to Lisbon.

New York – Lisbon

Air France Air France 7 h  Direct 
KLM KLM 7 h  Direct 
Delta Delta 7 h  Direct 
Tap Air Portugal Tap Air Portugal 6 h 55 m Direct 
United United 6 h 50 m Direct 
Lufthansa Lufthansa 6 h 50 m Direct 
Brussels Airlines Brussels Airlines 6 h 50 m Direct 
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